Sheffield Hallam University
Advanced Clinical Practice Radiotherapy and Oncology MSc
Sheffield Hallam University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

1. Course summary

  • Develop expert skills within a scope of practice.

  • Progress from expert to advanced practice.

  • Enhance critical appraisal skills around the knowledge base of your scope of practice.

  • Become an autonomous practitioner, improving your research, leadership skills and ability to implement service developments.

This MSc can be used as evidence of your development within a scope of practice, and is completed in partnership with your employer. You'll develop as a radiotherapy and oncology advanced practitioner enhancing your leadership, research and education skills

2. How you learn The modules on this course are designed to encourage you to critically reflect on your role.

You’ll gain knowledge and skills around expert practice, leadership, ethical and legal elements of the field. You’ll also develop your research skills to improve patient care. Elective modules allow you to personalise your study to your career needs.

Your distance learning will be supported by your module leader. You’ll undertake regular e-tivities and peer feedback.

You learn through

  • independent guided study

  • student–directed learning

  • completion of formative tasks

  • use of ourvirtual learning environment (Blackboard)

Applied learning Work placements

This course is designed to fit your career needs, and will take place both by distance learning and work based study.

Coursework Practical

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Advanced Clinical Practice Radiotherapy and Oncology, MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Academic Qualifications You must hold a degree in a related health care subject, for example BSc (Hons) Radiotherapy and Oncology or Therapeutic Radiography or a Diploma of the College of Radiographers (T). Other formally certified qualifications Equivalent, international academic and/or professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis Level of English language capability If English is not your first language or you are an international student studying with us you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill area. Relevant work or work-related experience You will typically be working in an extended / advanced role or moving into one within the field of radiotherapy and / or oncology. You must have managerial / employer support and a nominated mentor in a suitable role to support your development during the course. This will normally be a Health Professional already working within an extended / advanced role, a Clinician or a Consultant / Advanced Clinical Practitioner. To satisfy these requirements a letter of support from your manager / employer will be required before you commence the course. You will need to have access to a reliable internet connection to support engagement with the course and have sound IT skills.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About Sheffield Hallam University

Founded in 1969, Sheffield Hallam University is located in the city of Sheffield, in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England. Sheffield is the UK's fifth largest urban centre, 60% of which consists of vibrant green spaces such as city parks, gardens and countryside. SHU prides itself on the important position it occupies in Sheffield as a pillar of the local economy, workforce, and infrastructure. This is reflected in the fact that almost half of this university’s enrolled students are from low-income backgrounds.

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